Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, BA, MSc, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept

Pronouns: She/they


Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
(780) 492-0737
10-22 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4


Area of Study / Keywords

Indigenous feminisms comparative Indigenous politics body-land/body-landing Indigenous land and water defense.


Dr. Isabel Altamirano Jiménez is Binizaá from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. She was born and raised in the community of Ixtaltepec, where her family continues to live. Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Indigenous Feminist Studies, her research examines how Indigenous people, specifically Indigenous women experience and feel the impact of natural resource extraction in both Canada and Mexico. By focusing on the intersection between what happens to the land and what happen to the bodies of people and non-human bodies, Altamirano-Jiménez's research cut across the North America/Latin America divide and investigates the embodied and transnational dimensions of natural resource extraction processes. Altamirano-Jiménez is also the organizer of the annual Indigenous Feminisms Workshop, for more information about this event and her Indigenous feminist work follow @indigenousfeminisms


Dr. Altamirano-Jiménez's current areas of research includes Indigenous feminisms, the violence of resource extraction and Indigenous body-landing. She has written extensively on neo-liberalism, gender, the environment, and indigeneity. She has also published on the implications of economic approaches to conservation, green capitalism and indigeneity, as well as on Indigenous women's land-based knowledge.


Global Indigenous Political Thought 

Indigenous Feminisms

Indigenous Politics in Canada

Intro to Indigenous Politics


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POL S 201 - Introduction to Indigenous Politics

Core concepts in the field of Indigenous politics. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or Department consent.

POL S 436 - Topics in Indigenous Politics

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One of POL S 327, POL S 329, POL S 331 or consent of Department

POL S 437 - Indigenous Political Thought

Engaging the works of critical Indigenous thinkers. Prerequisite: One of POL S 327, POL S 329, POL S 331 or Department consent.

POL S 536 - Topics in Indigenous Politics

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.

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Featured Publications

"The Sea is our Bread”: Interrupting Green Neoliberalism in Mexico

Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez

Marine Policy. 2021 June; 80

Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez

2021 May; 17 (2):215-223 10.1177/11771801211015316

Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez

Australian Feminist Studies. 2021 May; 10.1080/08164649.2021.1919989

Howard-Wagner, D., M. Bargh and I. Altamirano-Jiménez (eds.)

Australia National University Press and Centre for Aboriginal Economic Research. 2018 April;

Isabel Altamirano and Nathalie Kermoal (eds)

2016 January;

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